West Chester has a total population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211. Of these students, 14,211 are enrolled in schools that offer business programs.
The largest business school in West Chester, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 159 students graduated in 2010 from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with credentials in business.
In 2010, 349 students graduated with a business degree from one of West Chester's business schools. If you decide to attend one of West Chester's business schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in instate tuition and $28,299 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business program in West Chester. And if you live on campus at one of the West Chester-based business schools, you will have an added expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
After graduating with your credentials in business, if you decide to work as a business professional in West Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 business professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater West Chester area. West Chester's business professional workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for business professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a business professional in West Chester is $68,780 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for business professionals.